The Cherokee Strip: A Tale of an Oklahoma Boyhood

The Cherokee Strip: A Tale of an Oklahoma Boyhood

by Marquis James
     
 

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This memoir by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner tells of life on the southern plains in the 1890s and early in this century.

"A delightfully human and intimate account of an Oklahoma boyhood, THE CHEROKEE STRIP has enough color of Indians, cowboys, bad men, and peace officers for those who like a little gun smoke, but will also ring true to those who remember the

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This memoir by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner tells of life on the southern plains in the 1890s and early in this century.

"A delightfully human and intimate account of an Oklahoma boyhood, THE CHEROKEE STRIP has enough color of Indians, cowboys, bad men, and peace officers for those who like a little gun smoke, but will also ring true to those who remember the small-farm, small-town Oklahoma before oil had been found under the Short Grass. . . .It tells of small-town politics and newspapers, claim-jumpers and train robbers, of Jesse James and Quanah Parker." Stanley Vestal, THE BOOK LOVER'S SOUTHWEST

"Here is the perpetual variety of small town Oklahoma characters, incidents, changes; the self-confidence of an American boyhood; in honest, winning revelation." KIRKUS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670215072
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1965
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas B. Marquis was a physician and photographer who lived and worked among the Northern Cheyennes from 1922 until his death in 1935.

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